Check out these latest reports from the National Low Income Housing Coalition:

NLIHC, the NYU Furman Center and the Housing Initiative at Penn released Learning from Emergency Rental Assistance Programs: Lessons from Fifteen Case Studies today. The report follows our recent report on findings from a survey of 220 emergency rental assistance program administrators throughout the country.

Today’s report more deeply examines 15 emergency rental assistance programs and how they evolved to better serve renters, especially the lowest-income and most marginalized renters. The report focuses on the key challenges programs administrators faced, the innovative strategies they used to address these challenges, and the lessons current and future program administrators can take away.

Also see: Advancing Racial Equity in Emergency Rental Assistance Programs. The brief discusses five general strategies for advancing racial equity, based on lessons learned from a survey of 220 emergency rental assistances and interviews with program administrators.

Join NLIHC on Friday, March 12 at 1pm (ET) to continue the discussion on how emergency rental assistance programs can incorporate racial equity in their program structure and effectively serve households with extremely low incomes. Our panel discussion will feature two successful programs: the Santa Clara County Homelessness Prevention System led by Destination: Home and Sacred Heart Community Service, and the State of Washington’s Eviction Rent Assistance program. Program administrators will share their innovative strategies and lessons learned on how to advance racial equity and serve tenants with the greatest needs in their communities. Register for the webinar at:

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